Pro Sports Leagues Push 2nd Circ. For Review Of Aereo Win

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The four major professional sports leagues added their voice Tuesday to a chorus urging the Second Circuit to rehear a copyright infringement suit against Aereo Inc., saying the ruling for the streaming TV service would hurt the value of sports programming on the Internet.

The NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball said in an amicus brief that Aereo “has made no secret of the fact that it intends to build its business by free-riding specifically on [the leagues'] valuable sports programming.”

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